Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: As the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts possible landfall of Cyclone Yaas around Balasore district of Odisha, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General SN Pradhan today informed a total of 52 teams will be engaged in the State.
Pradhan further stated as many as 32 NDRF teams have already been in place in Odisha whereas 20 more teams are on the way.
He added over 100 NDRF teams will be deployed in six states and one Union Territory which are likely to be affected by the Cyclone Yaas.
Following request from the West Bengal government, a total of 35 teams have been engaged in the State.
Some teams have been deployed in Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar UT in view of Cyclone Yaas.
“We are in constant touch with the State governments and highlighted the measures taken during the meetings with the Prime Minister, Home Minister and Prime Minister and Secretaries,. This time, extra preparation has been done to ensure zero casualty,” Pradhan added.